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joined on the communicators by debbie goldman of the communication workers of america, and parul desai. if we can start with you, ms. goldman. the cwa has supported this deal, why? >> we think it's good for the consumers and workers. right now we are moving in the wireless industry and into the next generation of wireless technology. and that's going to take both tens of billions of dollars in investment to get us there and it's going to require a lot more spectrum. right now people are aware that on their wonderful mobile divisions that they want to stream video, that they want to get on the internet and search with web pages. in many places, they are experiencing their dropped calls. there's a great need for more spectrum and a great need for the capital to invest in the next generation networks. we see that this merger will enable the merge to at&t to do that. so that's good for consumers. >> how is it good for cwa,? >> it's good for workers because right now behave experienced a situation in mitigating circumstance where we've seen declining living standards for working people over
>> president obama is taking a tour through south america. he will stop in brazil today to meet the brazilian president. he is scheduled to give a speech in rio de janeiro on sunday. on monday, he arrives in chile for a bilateral meeting and press conference with the president of chile. he travels to el salvador on tuesday, where he meets with the president there. before returning wednesday, he will stay until salvador and to work the national cathedral and mayan regions. >> the communicators is on location at the seventh annual state of the net conference sponsored by the caucus in congress. joining us now is william blair from the massachusetts institute of technology -- leher from the massachusetts institute of technology. what is the communications futures program? >> we work together with industry partners both internationally and domestically to look at issues affecting the internet. the idea is to try to think about technologically aware policy, business strategy, and strategy where technology -- strategy-up where technology. >> what are you thinking about most these days
businesses create jobs in investing in and for structure which creates good-paying jobs right here in america. >> on "the communicators," the head of the national association of broadcasters. and half an hour that foreign law congressional politics and the federal budget. after that the presence of president of the federal reserve bank of atlanta. >> is become "the communicators" a discussion about issues relating to broadcasters with gordon smith, president ceo of the national association of broadcasters. >> we are pleased to welcome back to "the communicators" gordon smith president and ceo of the national association of broadcasters, former senator from oregon of course. senator smith, the n.a.b. is meeting in town right now in washington this week. what is your message to capitol hill when you meet with the legislators? >> guest: their three big issues we are facing. their many are many issues beyond that at the ones of constant concern in congress are spectrum allocation, retransmission consent, what broadcasters are paid for for their content and of course on the radio side is the whole
in the united states of america the median income is close to $50,000. in china, its $4,500. we wish them better, but just to put this in perspective, it's important to know where we stand now, the platform from which we now offer eight, and why if we do the right things we have an overwhelming prospect, an overwhelming prospect, to not only recover here in the united states, but leading the world in the 21st century. the man i'm about to introduce to you shares your view. americans have never settled for number two, literally. this is not hyperbole. it's not one of these chauvinistic things. we what other nations to do well, we will do better if they do well. but we are not -- we are not prepared, nor are you, to settle for being number two in anything. and so, folks, that's why we've laid out -- the president has laid out in his state of the union speech the need for us to innovate. we have the most innovative economy in the world. we have the freest of the free enterprise systems. we know what we are doing. we want to unleash the free enterprise system. we also know that we cannot rank tied w
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